Plant one now, and watch your tree change with the seasons.
Crapemyrtle trees bloom on the new growth, so any pruning that is needed should be done prior to new growth beginning- for most of the south, this will be from mid February through mid March.
If you trim the crapes in the last two months of the year, and we get a warming trend right after, the trees might actually start putting on new growth.
Crapemyrtles are often one of the last plants to begin growing in the garden, waiting on warmer temperatures; so don’t worry if February is slipping away on you. Oct 22, The best time to prune your crepe myrtle depends on your reasons for pruning it. If you are removing dead, damaged, or diseased branches, then this can be done at any time of year and should ideally be done as soon as you notice an issue. To encourage blooming, prune immediately after flowers are bushhaul.barted Reading Time: 8 mins.
Jun 05, So, the best time to prune crape myrtle is in late winter or early spring - just prior to new growth emerging.
For years, I've suggested this as a great time to prune them because at that time we're also pruning our roses and many other plants and trees in the landscape. Jul 01, If you are just looking to perform general maintenance on your tree, the ideal crepe myrtle pruning time is either in the late winter or early spring when the tree is in its dormancy.
This is the best time to prune if you are reshaping the tree, removing deep or weak branches, trying to encourage new growth, or size maintenance. Dec 10, Your pruning is done in winter when the Crape Myrtle is dormant, between the months of December and February. The good news is that super aggressive pruning that you might have seen around town is not actually needed to get a beautiful, healthy plant.